zaq, If DVD’s were on a type of media that didn’t get damaged so easily, yes we would all be pirates! I am disabled and the first thing I do when I BUY a DVD is back it up, why, because I’m so clumsy!
I have so far managed to ruin 7 brand new DVD’s by dropping them trying to get them in and out of the DVD ROM in my computer and many backups have met the same fate trying to load or unload them in to my player. If someone else is around, which is not very often, I will get them to do it.
I spend many hours watching DVD’s, as this is the main source of entertainment I get during the day. I could not afford to keep buying new disc’s every time one gets ruined, but a backup can be re made.
Because the media is so poor in respect to rough handling and accidents, I feel we are all justified in making backups of DVD’s. I don’t really know what goes on with anyone else on the forum, as I don’t know them, but I bet most of the great and knowledgeable Guys here don’t sell or give away copied disc’s.
What makes me sick, is the organised “real” pirates that rip off the film industry big time. If it wasn’t for them, the need to have anti copy protection on discs wouldn’t really be necessary!
I think companies like Sony should spend more money on catching these barstewards, instead of spending a fortune on useless crap like ARccOS.
If DVD’s came in a cassette like DVD RAM, that would help no end, but it would only fit in a few players, and I can’t see the industry doing that.
As we’re all allowed an opinion, your’s is noted, but I have mine and I’m afraid I don’t agree with you.